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White House lays out case for Syria strike

Secretary of State John F. Kerry placed particular emphasis on the number of children who were victims.

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President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry forcefully made the case that the Syrian government deliberately used poison gas to kill civilians.

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Much of the president’s foreign policy team consists of people who have expressed misgivings about using military power.

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